1:1 FUND

This new fund offers awards of £2,000 for two early-career practitioners (artists, curators and producers) to connect, experiment, learn from each other and share ideas.

The 1:1 FUND is designed to offer an injection of support for two practitioners who want to work together. You can apply to strengthen an existing collaboration, or to explore a new one. Your work together can happen either in-person or remotely, and you can work together for some or all of the time.

The 1:1 FUND is designed to support (re-)connection, experimentation and learning after the isolating impact of Covid-19. Jerwood Arts want the 1:1 FUND to build the confidence of early-career practitioners and open the door for future projects by supporting new and existing collaborations to exchange ideas, skills-share and research together. There is no expectation of a final or fixed outcome. Jerwood Arts know that opportunities for early-career practitioners to work together in a supported way, without the pressure to produce new works or find match funding, are increasingly rare.

Jerwood Arts is piloting new approaches to identifying the early-career artists, curators and producers they support. The 1:1 FUND selection will be made using a random number generator. The application form focuses on eligibility criteria and requires fewer text-based answers than their previous funds. Applications will be reviewed by Jerwood Arts staff to check they are eligible only if they are chosen by the random number generator. This is part of our ongoing effort to remove bias from their selection processes and to explore more sustainable and inclusive approaches for both practitioners and funders. If the selected applications meet the eligibility criteria for this fund, they will be awarded £2,000 funding each. You can learn more about the approach they are taking and their reasons behind this pilot here. You can find out more about the eligibility criteria for this fund in the guidance below.

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